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Nicky Jam, Eva Longoria, and Kendji Girac to headline Global Gift Gala Cannes in aid of ‘Heartbeat for Ukraine’

Singers Kendji Girac and Emmanuel Kelly, Hollywood actors Eva Longoria and Amaury Nolasco will be attending the fundraising event along with Global Gift Foundation Founder Maria Bravo.

Maria Bravo (left) with Eva Longoria

Following the success of the Global Gift Gala Abu Dhabi Dream Ball in December, the Global Gift Gala will again host a star-studded evening including performances and a live auction, this time against the French backdrop of Cannes. Taking place next month, the event will raise funds for the Global Gift Foundation campaign ‘Heartbeat for Ukraine’ to provide immediate aid to Ukraine’s citizens, and the Eva Longoria Foundation.

The globally-renowned American singer Nicky Jam will perform at the Global Gift Gala Cannes on 19 May, the 9th edition of the gala, which will take place at the JW Marriot Cannes Hotel where stars and philanthropists will join forces to raise awareness of the campaign. The event is also the chosen charity gala of the Cannes Film Festival taking place from 17 May. French singer Kendji Girac, winner of season 3 of The Voice France and Honorary Chair, will sing some of his well-known hit singles, and joining the extensive guest list will be Eva Longoria, Honorary Chair, actress, activist, and philanthropist, Mexican actor Alejandro Nones and many other Global Gifters.

During the evening there will be a live auction led by leading British auctioneer, Thomas Forrester, and amongst the items available for bidding will be the Woonkly Solidarity NFT, supported by all the celebrities and created by renowned Spanish artist, Javier Arrés, winner of the London Art Biennale and pioneer of crypto art. All proceeds from the sale of the Woonkly Solidarity NFT will go to support the ‘Heartbeat for Ukraine’ fund. After this unique Woonkly Solidary NFT is sold, Woonkly will open the Whitelist of its Solidarity collection. Woonkly was founded by Spanish businessman, entrepreneur, influencer, and philanthropist Daniel Santos, and is the first decentralised social network based on Solidary NFTs and IPFS. The company supports social causes by creating NFT collections of international talent.

The Global Gift Gala is an international initiative from the Global Gift Foundation, a charity founded by Spanish actress and philantropreneur, Maria Bravo. Its goal is to raise funds and make a difference for children and women around the world. Maria said, “Given the humanitarian crisis that is happening in Ukraine right now, we are using the Foundation’s international network to raise as much as possible with 100% of proceeds going to help the families who are being affected. We are very grateful to have the support of so many individuals across the world.”

Nicky Jam added, “It’s an honour to support Maria and the Global Gift Foundation and the work they are doing to support the families affected in Ukraine.”

The evening will also recognise Hollywood actor and philanthropist, Amaury Nolasco, who will be awarded the Global Gift Philanthropist Award. Iraqi singer, Emmanuel Kelly, will be awarded the Global Gift Humanitarian Award and entrepreneur Tomás Laso-Argos, will be presented with the Global Gift eGoWorld Award for Empowering Global Opportunities.

The event will be supported by partner Ego World, a web3 company exploring big ideas in identity, ownership, utility & interoperability to push the crypto, meta, and NFT space forward, founded by Alejandro Saez.

The evening’s inspirational sponsor is Asterius Tech, a venture capital fund founded by Javier Garcia Perez, which specialises in technological and innovative startups, investing in people, not projects. Asterius Tech is the sponsor of many solidarity projects together with Global Gift Foundation, including The Ranch in Spain, a training and socialising space where children with special needs and refugees can play and learn.

The event will be hosted by UAE-based TV and radio presenter, Tom Urquhart. For further information and tickets for the Global Gift Gala Cannes, please click here.

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